Joemeek OneQ Studio Channel Strip

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- Input impedances: Mic: 1.2kohm; Line: 20kohm
- Pre-amp overall gain: 10dB to 60dB (variable)
- Common mode rejection: 70dB
- Equivalent input noise: -128.5dBu (unweighted)
- Distortion: 0.001% (below Compressor threshold)
- Frequency response: 15Hz to 70kHz (-3dB)
- Maximum input before clipping: Mic: +21dBu; Line: +45dBu
- Headroom before clipping: +21dBu
- Compressor threshold: 0 dBu to -20dBu (variable)
- Compressor ratio: 1:1 to 10:1 (variable)
- Compressor attack time: 1 msec to 100 msec (adaptive)
- Compressor release time: 0.1 sec to 3 sec (adaptive)
- Nominal output levels: +4dBu/-10dBv
- Output impedance: 100ohm
- Output Level switch: 12dB attenuation
- Noise Floor: -85dBu (typical, with ~40dB mic gain)
- VU Meter: Analogue movement
- Power supply: 115V / 230V ac mains, 50/60Hz
- Power consumption: 30W
- Mechanical: 482W x 88H x 220D (overall)
- Weight: 3 kilos
- High Pass Filter: 12dB per octave cut below 80Hz
- EQ Boost & Cut: +/-15dB (zero phase-shift bell response)
- LF Frequency: 80Hz/120Hz switchable
- LMF Frequency: 200Hz to 2kHz variable
- HMF Frequency: 1kHz to 6kHz variable
- HF Frequency: 7kHz/14kHz (selectable)
- EQ "Q" 0.9 (1.6 octaves

Digital Output Specifications
- Sampling: 24 Bit
- Sampling Rate: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz or 96kHz selectable
- Output Formats: XLR AES/EBU, coaxial S/PDIF digital out
- External Word Clock input: 75ohm, 1.25V - TTL level, 44.1kHz to 96kHz (auto synchronizing)
Joemeek Warranty Joemeek products are warrantied for a period of three years.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 877-563-6335
(20 ratings)
Submitted December 5, 2005 by a customer from djbakedpotato.com
JoeMeek OneQ Pre Customer Review
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600 is very steep, a good alternative is the ART Pro channel which I also own, it retails for far less and has a channelpath that includes a compresser, limiter, and de-esser. Each dynamic effect can be used seperatly as an insert too. What you pay for here is a very unique way to color your sound. I have used the oneq most recently for an R&B project with many vocal layers, its great to process everything before it gets to the computer so I have nice fat takes, that require no dyanamic processing. Also, this thing just kicks ass for recording bass directly, I use a countryman DI, with XLR input to the Oneq allong with the Iron switch and enhancer to get a nice ammount of distortion that, may I say, sounds a little TUBE>

Sound
Whats great about this Preamp is that it can both sound very clean and direct but it can also be colored very nicely for recording bass and gritty vocals. If calbrated correctly and with confidence you most likely will not have to apply equalization or compression after the recording. The digital output allows the Joemeek to be be the wordclock master for my studio, which audbily increased the quality of sound.

Features
I like the meequalizer the best, it is so touchy and boosting freequencies usually enhaces the sound vs. other "passive equalizers" The compressor is non-traditional as well in that the compression ratio seems to be variable dependant on how hard the threshold is being hit. I read more like the adjustable attack and release functions there. The de-esser is good, but cannot be used excessively becuse more-often it tends to hamper the sound with very harsh sibalance reduction even at the lowest setting. I'm not sure about what exactly the enhancer does, at first I thought it was a sort-of harmonizer, but it seems to be more of an additive eq that is triggered dynamically. Its great for adding fuzz to bass. One thing that is not clarified to well in the manual is the additional input for the digital A/D convererters. On the back there is a quarter inch that feeds the other half of the stereo digital signal. I found this to be a great surprise in that I can now utilize both of my s/pidif input channels. In this as well as other ways the oneq is setup to be linked with a second for stereo processing.

Quality
I was first suprised by how light this unit is, how many tubes are in there anyway. The Vu meter is delcate and rattles in the housing.

Manufacturer Support
The manual is written poorly and flamboyently, not once is the function of the "Iron" button discuseed. In my experience the with "iron enganged" the amp has more gain, and larger range of distortion, that can be applied sutbtly and with extreme.

Musical Background:
Live engineer, aspiring producer, electronic artist with 7 years exp.

Musical Style:
Trip-Hop, R&B, Funk, Downtepo
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